Yad L’Ezra iVolunteer Dinner in Melbourne

November 18, 2017 by  

Over 100 girls of Beth Rivkah High School of Melbourne volunteer weekly as part of Yad L’Ezra iVolunteer were honoured at their annual dinner.  Read more

Rob Schneider honoured in Israel

November 18, 2017 by  

The Gushing Pond at the Rosh Tzippor Bird Park in Ramat Gan was dedicated in honor of Robert Schneider, former CEO of JNF Australia, Monday 6 November 2017, in the presence of many dignitaries, colleagues, family, and friends. Read more

The Last Goldfish

November 17, 2017 by  

Su Goldfish has made a documentary, “The Last Goldfish”, about her search for her lost family, revealing the inter-generational impact of loss and displacement on refugees and their families, reminding us that similar traumas are being seeded in the current wave of refugees. Read more

Rabbi Genende looks over the past ten years

November 17, 2017 by  

Rabbi Ralph Genende, Senior Rabbi at Caulfield Shule, is celebrating 10 years of leadership of his vibrant congregation. Read more

Championing neo-Nazism “alarming”

November 17, 2017 by  

The chairman of the New Zealand Holocaust Centre says the recent 60,000 strong march in Warsaw, Poland , championing neo-Nazism and white supremacy is alarming. Read more

No Place to Lay One’s Head

November 17, 2017 by  

Françoise Frenkel was a Polish-born Jewish woman who owned a French-language book shop in Berlin in the 1930s. She was forced to flee after a Nazi raid and spent the war hiding in Vichy France, making several desperate attempts to reach Switzerland where her memoir was eventually published in 1945. Read more

Revelations

November 17, 2017 by  

According to the dictionary definition, “revelations” are the act of making something known that was secret or a fact that is made known…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

The Feurstein Program shows its output

November 16, 2017 by  

Mount Sinai College and the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University will co-host an event at the college to profile a young Israeli student of Ethiopian origin, Zuresh Wabbe. Read more

UIA NSW 2018 Campaign Launch, President’s Division Cocktails and North Shore Briefing

November 16, 2017 by  

UIA NSW hosted its 2018 Campaign Launch and AGM; North Shore Briefing and Presidents Division Cocktails event this week. Guest speaker, best-selling author of ‘Catch the Jew’ and founder of the Jewish Theatre of New York, Tuvia Tenenbom addressed guests at all three events.  Read more

Tanya Plibersek and her daughter speak at Montefiore

November 16, 2017 by  

More than 160 of Montefiore’s 500-strong volunteer base gathered at the Randwick campus for the annual Spirit of Volunteering event, which included an awards presentation and inspiring keynote addresses by Tanya Plibersek, Member for Sydney and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and her daughter, who is a dedicated student volunteer at Montefiore Randwick. Read more

TAFE Opportunity Recognised

November 16, 2017 by  

Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia have many difficulties to overcome but there is progress on one issue.

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Dershowitz for UIA

November 16, 2017 by  

UIA NSW has announce a stellar line up for its 2018 Campaign – a year of festivities, with Israel celebrating its 70th anniversary. Read more

Jewish House present Ending Homelessness report

November 16, 2017 by  

John Brogden, Chair of Lifeline Australia, on behalf of Jewish House, has presented the ‘Ending Homelessness’ report at the NSW Parliament. Read more

Diller Teen Fellows enter the Shark Tank

November 16, 2017 by  

Australian graduates of the Diller Teen Fellows program recently presented their final impact projects ‘Shark Tank Style’ to a panel of professionals. Read more

Descendants of Indigenous Light Horse

November 16, 2017 by  

The Rona Tranby Trust Australian Light Horse Project supported 12 descendants of Indigenous WWI Australian Light Horse soldiers to travel to Beersheva to take part in the recent Centenary Commemoration ceremonies.  Read more

Lion’s share

November 16, 2017 by  

When Israel’s ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, who is currently in South Africa for a training program with tens of current and new ZAKA volunteers, took time out to go on safari, he got more than he bargained for in the jungle.  Read more

Nov-25/26 Sydney: Art hop

November 16, 2017 by  

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Art hopping in Sydney

November 16, 2017 by  

Sydneysiders are invited to take a scenic tour from North Bondi to Vaucluse visiting artists in their studios and discovering the meaning behind each work. Read more

Nov-26 Perth: The Partisan Song

November 16, 2017 by  

A multi-media presentation by Eli Rabinowitz

Dec-10 Sydney: Jewish Wedding Expo at Emanuel Synagogue

November 16, 2017 by  

Are you planning a wedding? Let us help you realise the wedding of your dreams! Read more

Researching for a new book

November 16, 2017 by  

Vieslava Mataczynski and Timothy Scutt, co-authors of a new book under the working title: “Preservation of Life” bringing together memories both individual and collective, of the Jewish people  contacted J-Wire in an effort to reach out to the wider Jewish Community in support of this work.

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Melbourne’s Jewish Care doors open for those impacted by ongoing repercussions

November 15, 2017 by  

Jewish Care Victoria is pleased with the announcement today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that 61.6 per cent of almost 13 million Australian voters have shown their support to changes in marriage laws that include equal rights for the LGBTI community. Read more

Leading Jewish organisations say ‘No’ to family violence

November 15, 2017 by  

On Friday 24 November, nine leading Melbourne Jewish organisations; Jewish Care, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, Tzedek, National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Unchain My Heart, Maccabi, Progressive Judaism Victoria, Impact, and the Rabbinical Council of Victoria, will come together to send a clear message that the Victorian Jewish community stands united in saying ‘No’ to family violence at the Annual Walk Against Family Violence. Read more

Israeli economy flexes its muscle as shekel is deemed world’s 2nd-strongest currency

November 15, 2017 by  

The German financial services giant Deutsche Bank last week ranked the Israeli shekel as the world’s second-strongest currency, bolstering the broader outlook on the Jewish state’s economy…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Australia ready for Same Sex Marriage equality

November 15, 2017 by  

61.6% of Australians who voted in the same sex marriage survey have voted YES to legislate marriage equality. Read more

A special buzz trip

November 15, 2017 by  

Fourteen young Jewish adults with intellectual/ cognitive disabilities will leave Australia on a unique Taglit Birthright-Israel trip.  Read more

An introduction to Beit Rafel

November 15, 2017 by  

A unique Melbourne organisation cares for the physical and emotional needs of families, whilst their loved ones are undergoing hospital treatment, 
by providing them with ‘a home away from home’ – a quiet place where they can stay and recover their emotions in a 
private setting.

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Auckland’s only cemetery catering for Jews running out of space

November 15, 2017 by  

The Waikumete cemetery located in Glen Eden, Auckland, was established in 1886 to replace the Symonds Street graveyard in central Auckland and is the only place that provides for Jewish burials. Read more

Amazon goes on aggressive high-tech hiring spree in Israel

November 15, 2017 by  

The online retail giant Amazon is reportedly in the midst of a massive hiring spree in Israel and is offering unusually high salaries to attract top high-tech talent to its new Tel Aviv-based research and development (R&D) centre.  Read more

Dec-03 Sydney: World Kindertransport Day

November 14, 2017 by  

Commemorate this important day. Read more

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